JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed his shock following the death of a child who allegedly fell under a moving scholar transport bus.
The incident happened after school was dismissed on Thursday.
The deceased was in grade 6 at the Mphe-Thuto Primary School in Mogale City.
According to reports, learners were fighting inside the scholar transport bus when the boy apparently fell out of the vehicle and was run over.
“The departmental officials have already visited the learner’s home just to pay their last respects and inform them about the incident and our psycho-social unit team will be dispersed to the school on Friday to provide necessary support,” said department spokesperson Steve Mabona.
MEDIA STATEMENT: @EducationGP1 MEC @Lesufi is devastated to have learned about an incident that took place on Thursday, 29 September 2022, where a Grade 6 boy learner from Mphe-Thuto Primary School in Ga-Mohale, Mogale City died after allegedly falling under a moving scholar bus. pic.twitter.com/LlkhbaOftx
Gauteng Department of Education (@EducationGP1) September 29, 2022